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N-Scale Model Trains

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N-Scale Train Modeling is a hobby concerned with the recreation, display and operation of railway equipment in miniature. N-Scale is sometimes also referred to as N-Gauge.

N-Scale is a group of similar dimensional relationships including (but not limited to) 1/160, 1/150 and 1/148. All share in common a railroad gauge of 9mm (0.354 in). The earliest model trains to use this scale were made by Lone Star in the United Kingdom in their OOO (Treble-O) line. Interestingly, the Lone Star models use a dimensional relationship of 1/152. The first models to use a 1/160 scale were made by Arnold of Germany in the 1960s. The most common dimensional relationship in the United States and Europe is 1/160. Japanese manufacturers make a mix of 1/150 and 1/160 products but for the most part use 1/150. Model manufacturers in the United Kingdom prefer 1/148.

When it comes to track, N Scale always uses a standard 9mm distance between the two rails. The track height, however, can vary. Common heights are 0.08 inches high (Code 80) and 0.055 inches (Code 55). For narrow gauge modelers, track is 6.5mm between the rails (Z-Scale), but the dimensional ratio of the models is still typically 1/160, 1/150 or 1/148.

Worldwide, N Scale is the second most popular model railroading Scale after HO, but in certain geographical regions (Japan in particular) it exceeds even HO in popularity.


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Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ATL-DERS-RS12 Atlas Diesel Road Switcher RSD-12 4
KAT-AUT-ENAL Kato Autorack Enclosed Aluminum 8
KAT-BC-MAT Kato Boxcar 60 Foot Material Handling 9
KAT-BOXSET-NA Kato Boxed Train Set North American Prototype 52
KAT-CAB-CUP Kato Caboose Cupola 11
KAT-CH2B70T Kato Covered Hopper 2-Bay 70 Ton 18
KAT-CN-WEMAXI4 Kato Container Car Well MAXI-IV 12
KAT-CON-40-DRYRIB Kato Container Intermodal 40 Foot Ribbed Side 4
KAT-CON-53-DRYRIB Kato Container Intermodal 53 Foot Ribbed Side 7
KAT-CON-WEMAXI1 Kato Container Car Well MAXI-I 18
KAT-DE-AC4400 Kato Diesel Engine AC4400CW 12
KAT-DE-C307 Kato Diesel Engine C30-7 21
KAT-DE-C449W Kato Diesel Engine C44-9W 39
KAT-DE-E5 Kato Diesel Engine E-5 (A+B) 11
KAT-DE-E8 Kato Diesel Engine E-8 (A+B) 23
KAT-DE-E9 Kato Diesel Engine E-9 (A+B) 20
KAT-DE-ES44GE Kato Diesel Engine ES44AC GEVO 33
KAT-DE-F2 Kato Diesel Engine F2 (A+B) 6
KAT-DE-F3 Kato Diesel Engine F3 (A+B) 81
KAT-DE-F40PH Kato Diesel Engine F40PH 33
KAT-DE-F7 Kato Diesel Engine F7 (A+B) 73
KAT-DE-GP382 Kato Diesel Engine GP38-2 15
KAT-DE-GP50 Kato Diesel Engine GP50 10
KAT-DE-MP36PH Kato Diesel Engine MP-36PH 8
KAT-DE-P42 Kato Diesel Engine GE Genesis P42 52
KAT-DE-PA1 Kato Diesel Engine PA-1 (A+B) 25
KAT-DE-RS2 Kato Diesel Engine RS-2 16
KAT-DE-RSC2 Kato Diesel Engine RSC-2 7
KAT-DE-SD40 Kato Diesel Engine SD40 35
KAT-DE-SD40-2 Kato Diesel Engine SD40-2 93
KAT-DE-SD45 Kato Diesel Engine SD45 39
KAT-DE-SD70 Kato Diesel Engine SD-70 (ACe, M, and MAC) 109
KAT-DE-SD80 Kato Diesel Engine SD80 4
KAT-DE-SD90 Kato Diesel Engine SD90 (43MAC) 12
KAT-DE-SDP40F Kato Diesel Engine SDP40F Type I/IV 22
KAT-DE-U23C Kato Diesel Engine U23C 2
KAT-DE-U30C Kato Diesel Engine U30C/U23C 21
KAT-DES-NW2 Kato Diesel Switcher EMD NW2 24
KAT-EL-ACS64 Kato Electric Engine ACS-64 8
KAT-EL-GG1 Kato Electric Engine GG-1 13
KAT-GN-BGCP Kato Gondola Bethgon Coalporter 38
KAT-PA-ACF-BAG Kato Passenger Car ACF Baggage 27
KAT-PA-ACF-BD Kato Passenger Car ACF Baggage Dormitory 1
KAT-PA-ACF-DD Kato Passenger Car ACF Dome Diner 2
KAT-PA-ACF-DIN Kato Passenger Car ACF Diner 15
KAT-PA-ACF-DIN2 Kato Passenger Car ACF Diner (Type 2) 1
KAT-PA-ACF-DO Kato Passenger Car ACF Dome Observation 1
KAT-PA-ACF-KD Kato Passenger Car ACF Kitchen-Dormitory 1
KAT-PA-ACF-LO Kato Passenger Car ACF Lounge 1
KAT-PA-ACF-LS Kato Passenger Car ACF Lounge Sleeper 1
KAT-PA-ACF-PO Kato Passenger Car ACF Power 1
KAT-PA-ACF-RPO Kato Passenger Car ACF RPO 13
KAT-PA-ACF-RPOSC Kato Passenger Car ACF RPO (Super Chief) 4
KAT-PA-ACF-SL106 Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 10-6 11
KAT-PA-ACF-SL11DB Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 11 Double Bed 1
KAT-PA-ACF-SL442 Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 4-4-2 (BWL) 3
KAT-PA-ACF-SL442SC Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 4-4-2 14
KAT-PA-ACF-SM Kato Passenger Car ACF Smoothside Storage Mail 2
KAT-PA-AM-AF1CA Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet I Cafe 6
KAT-PA-AM-AF1CO Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet I Coach 19
KAT-PA-AM-AFL2CO Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet II Coach 18
KAT-PA-AM-AFL2LO Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet II Lounge 3
KAT-PA-AM-COBAG Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Corrugated Baggage 5
KAT-PA-AM-SLCOB Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Baggage-Coach 4
KAT-PA-AM-SLCOS Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Coach-Smoking 1
KAT-PA-AM-SLDIN Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Diner 7
KAT-PA-AM-SLSDC Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Step Down Coach 4
KAT-PA-AM-SLSL Kato Passenger Car Superliner Sleeper 13
KAT-PA-AM-VL1S Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Viewliner I Sleeper 10
KAT-PA-AMSL-BD Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Baggage-Dormitory 1
KAT-PA-AMSL-COA Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Coach 25
KAT-PA-AMSL-LO Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Lounge 8
KAT-PA-BLCC Kato Passenger Car Bi-Level Cab Coach 9
KAT-PA-BLCO Kato Passenger Car Bi-Level Coach 17
KAT-PA-BOXSET Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype 119
KAT-PA-BUBC Kato Passenger Car Budd Business 22
KAT-PA-OH-CO48 Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype 1
KAT-PA-OH-DIN Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype 1
KAT-PABU21ROOM Kato Passenger Car Budd 21-Roomette 3
KAT-PABUBAG Kato Passenger Car Budd Baggage 8
KAT-PABUBAGRPO Kato Passenger Car Budd Baggage-RPO 1
KAT-PABUCO Kato Passenger Car Budd Coach 2
KAT-PABUDIN Kato Passenger Car Budd Diner 1
KAT-PABUDO Kato Passenger Car Budd Dome 4
KAT-PABUOB Kato Passenger Car Budd Observation 1
KAT-PABURPO Kato Passenger Car Budd RPO 2
KAT-PABUSL Kato Passenger Car Budd Sleeper 10-6 4
KAT-PABUSL106 Kato Passenger Car Budd Pines Sleeper 10-6 3
KAT-PAHWBAG Kato Passenger Car Heavyweight Baggage BM70M 1
KAT-PAPUA3UD Kato Passenger Car Pullman Articulated Dining 6
KAT-PAPUACC Kato Passenger Car Pullman Articulated Chair Car 15
KAT-PAPUBC Kato Passenger Car Pullman Baggage-Chair 2
KAT-PAPUCC Kato Passenger Car Pullman Chair Car 2
KAT-PAPUCO Kato Passenger Car Pullman Coach 36
KAT-PAPUDIN Kato Passenger Car Pullman Diner 6
KAT-PAPUDL Kato Passenger Car Pullman Dormitory-Lounge 4
KAT-PAPUDO Kato Passenger Car Pullman Dome Coach 17
KAT-PAPULS Kato Passenger Car Pullman Lounge Sleeper 1
KAT-PAPUOBS Kato Passenger Car Pullman Observation 15
KAT-PAPUPAOB Kato Passenger Car Pullman Parlor Observation 2
KAT-PAPUPARLOR Kato Passenger Car Pullman Parlor Car 2
KAT-PAPUPD Kato Passenger Car Pullman Pleasure Dome 5
KAT-PAPUSL106 Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 10-6 3
KAT-PAPUSL11DB Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 11 Double Bed 2
KAT-PAPUSL124 Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 12-4 2
KAT-PAPUSL652 Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 6-5-2 4
KAT-PAPUSL664 Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 6-6-4 31
KAT-PAPUSLO Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper-Lounge-Observation 6
KAT-PAPUTAV Kato Passenger Car Pullman Tavern Car 2
KAT-RDC Kato Rail Diesel Cars 38
KAT-ST-282M Kato Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 30
KAT-ST-FEF3 Kato Steam Engine FEF-3 7
KAT-ST-GS4 Kato Steam Engine GS-4 9
KAT-TC-TAKI3K Kato Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000 3
KAT-TRACK Kato Track Unitrack 1
KAT-TT Kato Turntable 1
LLK-CAB-CUPNE Life-Like Caboose Cupola NE 1